Dollar Store Craft: DIY Candle Wrap Decor

The Craft Challenge

This post is part of The Craft Challenge. If you’re interested in learning more about the challenge, you can read about it here.

diy dollar store candle wrap

Today’s challenge was to make a Dollar Store craft and I thought it would be easy, but I wracked my brain for a good two weeks over this craft and didn’t come up with anything I really liked until this past weekend. I’m not much of a procrastinator so that’s really bad for me. I wanted this craft to be easy and affordable (obviously) but every idea I had prior to the candle wrap still would’ve cost at least $20. It kind of defeats the purpose of a Dollar Store craft at that point.

Eventually, I came up with the candle wrap. It’s super easy to make (especially if you print out the patterns I’m going to give you below) affordable and looks really neat when there’s a candle lit inside!

diy candle wrap materials

Things You Will Need

X-acto knife
Glue or tape
Straight, tall vase
Cutting board/cardboard

candle wrap flower pattern Candle wrap butterfly pattern Candle wrap triangle pattern

Step 1

Click one of the patterns above to be taken to a larger version. Print out the one you want to use for your candle wrap.

These are all sized for 8.5×11 paper.

You can always make your own pattern, too!

cut out candle wrap pattern

Step 2

Cut around the pattern.

For the butterfly pattern I wanted to cut around the wings only to make it look like the butterflies were flying with light behind them. You can cut them out completely if you prefer.

diy candle wrap decor

Step 3

Wrap the paper around the vase and glue or tape it in place.

diy candle wrap

Step 4

Place a candle in the vase and light it. I didn’t have all of my lights off in this picture, but you get the gist.

butterfly candle wrap

All of the lights were off this this picture and the following one. Pretty, right?

diy dollar store candle wrap

I like this craft because it’s cheap (which is always nice), looks pretty sweet with the lights off and would be a great decor item for parties.

You can experiment with different colors of paper and patterns to see the different results. I’d really like to try this with wax paper. I bet that would look neat!

Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your feedback, ideas for patterns, colored paper and whatever else you have on your mind.

The Craft Challenge Participants and Their Dollar Store Crafts

Craft Challenge 2015 Introduction Eclectic Enchantments A Pop of Red Found This Painted That Tinkerbell Knits Make Something Mondays Image Map

Click on each of the pictures to check out each of their crafts.

All of the Dollar Store crafts are to be posted at some point today!

Happy Crafting!!!

14 thoughts on “Dollar Store Craft: DIY Candle Wrap Decor

  1. I’m afraid of butterflies (not kidding) and this looks so amazing that I want to make one. And heck, I have a bunch of candles so maybe I should! Be sure to share some pictures of the other designs on social media too, I would love to see them (mainly because I think I am going to make a butterfly one after seeing yours!)

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